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Crystal Palace poised to sign striker Campbell from Cardiff City

Crystal Palace poised to sign striker Campbell from Cardiff City

  Crystal Palace are reported to be on the verge of signing striker Fraizer Campbell from Cardiff City after meeting his contract’s £600,000 release clause. Campbell, 26, who scored six goals in England’s top flight last season, has been expected to leave the Bluebirds since their relegation last season. Leicester…

Croydon flagship borough to tackle child obesity

Croydon flagship borough to tackle child obesity

  Croydon is leading the way in tackling child obesity, as one of London’s two new food flagship boroughs. The announcement made last week by Mayor Boris Johnson sees Croydon and Lambeth set to pioneer projects from the “Lighter London” programme in schools and communities. Over a five year period the scheme will educate children about…

Film makers in competition to fight doorstep crime

Film makers in competition to fight doorstep crime

  Croydon’s amateur film makers have been asked to focus their skills on rogue traders in a bid to undermine crooks who target the old and vulnerable. The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) has launched a ‘Be a Good Neighbour Stop Rogue Traders’ campaign in Croydon to encourage amateur filmmakers to produce…

Appeal for missing 13 year old boy from Croydon

Appeal for missing 13 year old boy from Croydon

Merton police are appealing for the public’s help in finding a 13 year old boy who has been missing since Wednesday July 16. River Bovell-Reid who lives in Croydon was last seen leaving an address in Newham, east London, wearing a hooded black Adidas top, black Adidas bottoms and black Adidas trainers. River…

Croydon woman and Lewisham man jailed for 13 years after smuggling £400,000 of cocaine

Croydon woman and Lewisham man jailed for 13 years after smuggling £400,000 of cocaine

  A Croydon woman and a Lewisham man have been jailed for a total of 13 years for their part in a plot to smuggle £400,000 of cocaine into Gatwick airport hidden in tins of vegetables. Sharon Dixon, 52, of Whitehorse Lane, South Norwood, was sentenced to nine years at Kingston Crown…

Tony Benn’s granddaughter in bid to be Croydon South MP

Tony Benn’s granddaughter in bid to be Croydon South MP

Emily Benn, granddaughter of Tony Benn, the late darling of the Labour left, has been selected to stand as the party’s candidate for Croydon South in the general election next year. Benn, 24 of Norbury, is “delighted and honoured” to be Labour’s candidate, and, if elected, would become the fifth generation…

Body of a woman last seen in Croydon has been found

Body of a woman last seen in Croydon has been found

Police have found the body of Kent resident Jane Sylvia Dale, last seen in Croydon on July 13. Her body was found in woodlands near Biggin Hill, Kent last Thursday. Dale, 40, was reported missing after she failed to return from a trip to Croydon. The mother of three had…

‘Love Norbury’ campaign launched to renew high street

‘Love Norbury’ campaign launched to renew high street

Crowds of spectators gathered outside the O Cappuccino cafe on London Road yesterday (July 19) to celebrate the launch of the ‘Love Norbury’ campaign. The campaign, launched by the Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Manju Shahul-Hameed, aims to encourage community solidity and reverse the decline of Norbury’s high street, according to…

Fifth man charged in connection to Downham death

Fifth man charged in connection to Downham death

A fifth man has been charged with murder and conspiracy to rob in connection with the death of a 22-year-old man in Bromley last Sunday (July 13). Shyheim Green, 19, address unknown, will appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court today (July 19). Green joins Lance Slowley, 22, and Vishal…

Carnival atmosphere returns to West Croydon tomorrow

Carnival atmosphere returns to West Croydon tomorrow

This Sunday (July 20), South London’s biggest carnival, much like this week’s weather, will bring some extra warmth and colour to the already vibrant streets of West Croydon. The West Croydon Carnival of Cultures was first launched in 2011 in response to the London riots, and aims to bring people…